Harlem is in the midst of a new renaissance. A boom in developments has left apartment buyers with a variety of new buildings to choose from, from studios to three-bedroom condos, co-ops to luxury lofts, alongside historic brownstones and townhouses. Seeking respite from the loud noise that inevitability accompanies city living, many renters are attracted to complexes such as Lenox Terrace for their private courtyards and gardens. The neighborhood has a rich cultural and historical tradition. Stop by the Apollo Theater on amateur night, one of New York City’s most famous music halls that launched the careers of such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown Every summer, the amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park on Madison Avenue houses the city’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Sylvia’s restaurant is famed for it’s soul food, and considered to be one of Harlem’s culinary highlights. Where: Uptown from 110th Street to 115th Street, from the East River to Manhattan and St. Nicholas Avenues

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